I was on my way into work this morning when I spotted one of those easily-recognizable neon signs wrapped around a telephone pole in Fairhaven. It took just one look and I knew... It's #YardSaleSeason, baby!

Now that the weather is warming up on the SouthCoast, families are starting to get their spring cleaning groove on and prepare to host garage sales and yard sales, hoping to earn a little extra cash in the process.

As a kid growing up in Washington State, I helped out with my family's garage sale every year. My brother and I would deep clean our rooms, searching for clothing that didn't fit anymore and old books we'd packed away on shelves to never read again. We would help put price stickers on all the items and, come Friday afternoon after school and all day on Saturday, we'd sit in lawn chairs in the garage, greeting sale-hunters as they stopped by looking for new treasures.

Every May, the annual garage sale was a big highlight of my year, and it always helped when I came away with a few extra bucks. I learned a lot from helping out over the years, and now, I enjoy vising other people's sales every year to look for my own little treasures. So you can imagine my excitement when I saw my first yard sale sign of 2021 on the SouthCoast.

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